When it comes to preparing for pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum one of the best things you can do is simplify the tedious everyday tasks that can become a major inconvenience during this time. That way when your precious baby comes, you can spend all your free time caring for and loving them!
Like many others, one of the last things people think of when preparing for these magical life stages is your home’s plumbing but believe us when we say you won’t regret it.
Below we have provided our recommendations on what improvements you can implement in your home’s plumbing so you, your pregnancy, and your child continue to be your first priority.
- The Toto Bidet helps with postpartum recovery instead of having to use a peri bottle.
- The Toto Bidet also comes with an eWater feature that sprays after each use which keeps the bowl clean without using harsh chemicals. One less thing to worry about with a new baby in the home.
- One of the most underrated features is that when anyone walks into the bathroom, the toilet seat lifts, and a nightlight turns on, which is exceptionally convenient for multiple bathroom trips in the middle of the night.
Depending on the area you live in, the amount of hard water throughout your home can change drastically and should not be overlooked when you’re preparing for an at-home pregnancy like ours or even for postpartum care.
Hard water can impact your laundry due to the mineral deposits it leaves on your fabric. Instead of tackling stains, your detergent will spend its effort fighting the mineral in the water, causing a mineral buildup on clothes, making them dull and dingy over time.
This can be a problem when cleaning cloth diapers because instead of attacking the stains on the diaper, the detergent attacks the minerals resulting in poor cleaning performance. Minerals can become trapped in the cloth diapers, causing repelling, ammonia build-up, and leaks. Addressing hard water issues is crucial to a good wash routine when it comes to cloth diapers.
It’s also worth noting that the lack of hard water build-up on our plumbing fixtures and glass shower doors makes household cleaning chores a breeze in comparison.
Servicing your Water Heater
Warm showers and baths can really help with labor pains and postpartum care. We are planning an unmedicated home birth, so every comfort measure is super important to us. My favorite way to get comfortable is with a warm bath, and it’s definitely something I can foresee needing as I’m healing. So, in our home prep, we are doing all of the necessary maintenance on our water heaters so we will have warm water whenever we need it during my labor. We would hate to run out of hot water or have a water heater break down while we are going through the labor process.
Appling these plumbing tips, you can rest assured that your home is prepared and safe for your bundle of love to arrive, allowing you to spend more time focusing on what’s truly important.